SAIC News

October 27, 2015

“Homegrown" Featured on WTTW

An exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago museum displaying works of artists who studied at SAIC was featured on WTTW on October 27.

October 25, 2015

SAIC Alum Named 2015 Illinois Secondary Art Educator of the Year

The Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) has named Marty Voelker, who earned his teaching certificate from SAIC, the 2015 Illinois Secondary Art Educator of the Year.

October 22, 2015

Tony Jones Named Interim President of the Kansas City Art Institute

SAIC Chancellor Emeritus Tony Jones has been named as the 24th president of the Kansas City Art Institute.

October 22, 2015

Exhibition Celebrates Artists "Homegrown" on Michigan Avenue

CHICAGO—An exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates a long association between the world-class museum and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), which is celebrating 150 years of educating artists, designers and scholars.

October 21, 2015

VICE Sports Interviews SAIC Faculty Michelle Grabner

VICE Sports interviewed SAIC’s faculty member Michelle Grabner (Painting and Drawing), an esteemed artist who was one of three curators for 2014 Whitney Biennial, to discuss the New York Times art critic Kevin Johnson’s critical review of her recent work, which alluded to her identity as a “soccer mom.” VICE Sports says, “Grabner's use of repetition in her practice to explore domesticity is at least partially informed by her hours spent training for her various sports.

October 21, 2015

2015 Propeller Fund Announces Awardees

The Propeller Fund, initiated by Gallery 400 and Threewalls, recognizes self-organized projects dedicated to the creative activity of Chicago, with awardees selected through a juried process.

October 21, 2015

The Stony Island Arts Bank

Theaster Gates’ (HON 2014) Stony Island Arts Bank is officially open to the public.

October 21, 2015

SAIC Alum's Film Makes Site-Specific Thai Debut

Jakrawal Nilthamrong (MFA 2006) revived an old porn cinema for the Thai debut of his award-winning Vanishing Point.

October 20, 2015

Drake Borrows from James Turrell's Work. Turrell Flattered.

Drake’s newest music video Hotline Bling makes stark reference to the light installations of James Turrell (HON 1999).

October 19, 2015

Andrew Santa Lucia : No Place Like House

SAIC faculty member Andrew Santa Lucia’s site-specific installation, No Place like House, is on view at the Elmhurst Art Museum.

October 15, 2015

SAIC Faculty and Scientist in Residence Featured on The Irish Times

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October 15, 2015

SAIC Alum, Artist Paula Crown Collaborates with Holly Hunt at Frieze London 2015

‌The Paula Crown Affair, a collaboration work by SAIC alum Paula Crown (MFA 2012) and member of SAIC's Board of Governors and designer Holly Hunt, will be part of Frieze London Art Fair 2015.

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